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Panthers Defense - The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

In checking the NFL's defensive stats, I was stunned to see that the Panthers have allowed the fewest pass completions in the league, with only 58 (2nd place is 62 completions), That's not just good, it's great, but as some will surely point out, if you can't stop the run, then why would they even have to pass?

The Good - The Panthers rank 14th in defense overall (6th in pass defense).

The Bad - The Panthers allow the highest YPC (yards per catch) in the NFL at 14.8 YPC.

The Ugly - The Panthers rank 31st against the run.

We've got the full list of Panthers Defensive Rankings...after the jump...

14th in total defense, with 348.8 yards per game allowed.

25th in points allowed, at 25.5 points per game.

25th in assisted tackles, with 47.

26th in solo tackles, with 175.

28th in tackles with 222.

Pass Defense:

1st in fewest completions allowed, at 58.

5th in receiving yards allowed, at 853 yards.

6th in pass defense, with 812 passing yards allowed, an average of 203.0 passing yards per game.

11th (tied)in passing TD's allowed, with 5.

13th (tied) in passes allowed over 20 yards, with 12.

15th in completion percentage allowed, at 61.1%.

22nd (tied) in interceptions, with 2.

23rd (tied) in sacks, with 6 (4 by CJ and 2 by Hardy).

25th in passes defended, with 18.

26th (tied)in passes allowed over 40 yards, with 4.

29th in QB ranking allowed, at 99.4.

32nd in receiving YPC, at 14.8 yards.

Rushing Defense:

29th in YPC, at 5.2 yards.

31st in rushing yards allowed, at 575 yards, an average of 143.8 rushing yards per game.

31st in runs allowed of 20 yards or more, with 7.

32nd in runs allowed of 40 yards or more, with 3.

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